How We Learn

10 Nov

You Won’t Believe Why “This One Trick” Really Works in E-learning!!

Are you using “clickbait” in your corporate learning experiences? This one weird trick actually works! Information Gap Theory was written about in 1994, but social media has taken it to new prominence. It’s so effective that instructional designers are using the theory in modern eLearning, but with this unique twist–the payoff is usable, valuable, and important to the learner.

23 Sep

Netflix-like bingeable College Curriculum? ( Part1)

college student studying on laptop

We’ve been working with the Innovation Lab of a major university to rethink their online curriculum delivery. They want to differentiate themselves from other colleges and universities and take their online curriculum to the next level. We’re using sprints, HIIT, and binging to come up with some exciting ideas.

28 Jul

Using Virtual Reality to “Teach” Empathy, Retain Learning Experiences

A new Stanford Study shows that virtual reality can make people more empathetic. Learners who underwent a short virtual reality (VR) experience, “Becoming Homeless,” became more empathetic toward the homeless to the point of taking action on their behalf. VR proved more effective in changing pro-social behaviors than reading or

14 Jul

How We Learn: We Remember Emotions

So what do people remember? We remember emotions, our feelings, and the behavior of others. Research shows that emotions are important to learning. “Emotions form a critical piece of how, what, when, and why people think, remember, and learn,” says Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, EdD, associate professor of education, psychology, and neuroscience

06 Jul

How We Learn: The Brain Likes Patterns

The brain looks for patterns and fills in the blanks. It uses patterns to understand the relationship between things—putting them in context.  “The human brain is a pattern-recognition machine. It evolved to identify related events or artifacts and connect them into a meaningful whole,” According to the NOVA article The